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Japanese flag captured in Okinawa for R.W. Iverson - USS LST-668*





USS LST-668*




Laid down, 6 March 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.


Launched, 30 April 1944


Commissioned USS LST-668, 23 May 1944, Lt. Milford E. Clark USNR in command




During World War II USS LST-668 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, as LST Flotilla Eight (CAPT. E. Watts USN), Group 22 - Flagship, (CDR. E.H. Pope USN), and participated in the following campaigns:


Western New Guinea operation

Morotai landings, September 1944


Leyte operation

Leyte landings, October and November 1944


Luzon operation

Mindanao Island landings, April and May 1945


Okinawa Gunto operation

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 1945


Decommissioned, 24 June 1946


Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946


Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 May 1947, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.




USS LST-668 earned four battle stars for World War II service


Complement: 7 officers, 104 enlisted


Troop Accommodations: 16 officers, 147 enlisted









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